The Quebec Maritime, Snowmobile mountain switchbacks to the top of Mont-Saint-Pierre.
Published on December 10, 2010 in

Snowmobile mountain switchbacks to the top of Mont-Saint-Pierre.

Snowmobile mountain switchbacks to the top of Mont-Saint-Pierre.

Panda Aventures
460 2ème Rue Est, Rimouski (Québec) G5M 1R6
Tél: (418) 725-PANDA (7263) / www.pandaaventures.com
Proprietor and Rimouski native, Steve Gaudreau, is a genuine snowmobile guy; a great one at that. He rents sleds, motorcycles, ATV’s and more. Panda is the only rental provider in Quebec that carries all four brands of sleds, so you should be able to ride something you’re familiar with. You could even go crazy and try out something completely different. I did. Rental fees hover around $200 a day, depending on the model. Weekly rates are even better. The cost includes helmet, clothes and boots, which you may not need.

Lodging in Quebec maritime
Auberge L’Ambassadeur
266, boulevard Saint-Benoît Ouest, Amqui
418 629-6464 / 1 888 588-6464 / www.auberge-ambassadeur.com
A modern facility with all the bells & whistles: restaurant, bar, exercise room. Close to many businesses and services that snowmobilers may need. What’s unique: a secured garage to park your sled in; leave the canvas cover at home.

Domaine Valga
300, chemin des Écorchis, Saint-Gabriel-de-Rimouski
418 739-4200 / www.domainevalga.com
A beautiful log inn, hand-built by the family that runs the lake-side facility. Relax by the wood stove after a day of riding. What’s unique: obviously the log building but the home-cooked meals and desserts are outrageously good.

Hôtel Levesque
171, rue Fraser, Rivière-du-Loup
418 862-6927 / 1 8000 463-1236 / www.hotellevesque.com
A fabulous hotel/resort that offers views of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Beautiful facility, gorgeous rooms, family-friendly, health spa. What’s unique: good choice if your significant other doesn’t like to ride everyday.

Pohénégamook Santé Plein Air
1723, chemin Guérette, Pohénégamook
418 859-2405 / 1 800 463-1364 / www.pohenegamook.com
The resort is all about active families. Nordic spas for the adults and snow tubing for the kids. They offer many lodging options. What’s unique: this is the place for families. Activities for the kids and opportunities for adult relaxation.

Village Grande Nature Chic-Chocs
951, route Saint-Octave, Cap-Chat
418 786-2349 / 1 800 530-2349 / www.villagegrandenaturechic-chocs.com
Nine cottages sit below the main hotel in this quaint village. French dining is an experience not to be missed. A place where rustic charm and European elegance collide. What’s unique: spellbinding views from the balcony are unforgettable.


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